Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 10 February, 2009

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position of an application by a local authority for funding in respect of a regeneration programme at a local authority housing estate (details supplied) in County Kildare; when the application was submitted; when a decision will be made in relation to the application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4247/09]

  Deputy Michael Finneran: A Remedial Works Scheme application in relation to the estate in question was received on 3 November 2008 and, following the initial evaluation of all proposals received from local authorities, my Department has informed Kildare County Council that it is favourably disposed towards the proposal and would like to have it progressed under [268] the Remedial Works Scheme Programme for 2009. The progression of this and similar proposals will be contingent on certain details of design, costing and phasing being reviewed and agreed with my Department and the overall level of funding available.

My Department will be in touch with the Council shortly to outline what is required to advance the project in 2009.